We need to secure the border, plain and simple. America is a nation built on the rule of law, which means we must enforce existing immigration laws.
Under the previous administration, we saw good progress in curbing illegal border crossings by increasing security, the number of immigration enforcement officers and agents, and building physical barriers.
I visited the Texas-Mexico border myself and witnessed the crisis firsthand. Not only are we experiencing record-high numbers of illegal crossings, but deadly drugs such as fentanyl are pouring into our country as well. We need to increase the security along our nation’s borders and at ports of entry to stop illegal immigration and protect our citizens from foreign threats.
I support common-sense policies that strengthen our border and national security like building the wall and reinstating Migrant Protection Protocols.
I introduced the Empowering Law Enforcement Act (ELEA) to help combat the Biden administration’s nullification of U.S. immigration laws.
I introduced legislation to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide all illegal immigrants with a Notice to Appear (NTA) for immigration court. My bill would also require DHS to revoke any status and work authorization from an illegal immigrant who doesn’t show up for his or her court date.
I joined my colleagues in asking the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to look into whether the Biden Administration violated the law by stopping funding for the border wall after Congress specifically appropriated money for materials and construction.
I cosponsored S. 42, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act which prohibits these jurisdictions from receiving certain public grants and protects law enforcement officers who work with federal immigration officials.